5 Tips to Raise More Inclusive Kids

You may have said or done something in front of your child thinking they did not notice – until they copied it. Young children soak up the actions, words and ideas of people around them like sponges. Other times, they blurt out bold questions unexpectedly, such as: “Mom! Why is that big kid sitting in … Continued

Give The Gift Of Play

one of the great pleasures of long, warm days is heading to the park after dinner. The kids think you’re the best for letting them get in an extra hour of play, while you think it’s the best that you get to cool it on a bench. But the playground is so much more than … Continued

Boy’s legacy builds all-accessible playground

HERCULANEUM (KMOV.com) – As a kid, time outside is frequently spent at the playground. There a ton of them in St. Louis, but only five are accessible to all kids, of any ability. One of those five is in the small Jefferson County town of Herculaneum. It’s called Kade’s Playground. It looks a little out … Continued

Play With Purpose

Few Places are as Joyful as a playground! As the founder of the nonprofit organization Unlimited Play, Costco member Natalie Mackay has created accessible playgrounds that enable all children and their parents – regardless of their physical disabilities – to experience that joy and play together.   Visit Costco Connections Here To Read The Full Article

Inclusive playgrounds welcome all children

BY ELAINE ADAMS AUGUST 31, 2017 4:23 PM The Johnson County Park and Recreation District plans this fall to build two inclusive playgrounds that can accommodate children with disabilities — a first for the county park system. The playgrounds will be built at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, and Stilwell Community Park, on 207th … Continued

Oak Brook park plan would move ball field, lights near Forest Gate

An Oak Brook Park District plan for substantial changes and additions, including moving lights and an athletic field at Central Park near the Forest Gate subdivision, will be decided by the Village Board with contradictory recommendations. The village’s Plan Commission voted unanimously in favor of the plan, but the Zoning Board of Appeals voted against … Continued